December 2, 2014 – February 18, 2015
Location: SALT Beyoğlu
SALT is the originating venue for a major survey exhibition by renowned Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari. SALT Beyoğlu will host elements from among other works: The Uneasy Subject, 28 nights and A poem / Objects of Study / The Studio Shehrazade archive, Earth of Endless Secrets and the Time Capsule project.
The floors of SALT Beyoğlu will be divided thematically, bringing together projects and works that share common ideas and interests, while allowing a wide variety of works that date from 1998 through 2014 to be seen within the same venue. Works on the third floor take into account the body, space and communication, and include Zaatari’s recent video Beirut Exploded Views, 2014. The second floor focuses on photography and archives. While the first floor will be dedicated to Zaatari’s interest and work on forms and attitudes towards ideas and acts of excavation and its reverse, archaeology and its opposite. Included will be elements of the Time Capsule project undertaken for dOCUMENTA 13, 2012 and the premier of a new work on Osman Hamdi Bey’s discovery of the Alexander Sarcophagus in 1887 in Sidon.
This exhibition is organized with the support of funds from Zaatari’s receipt of the Korean Yanghun Prize, 2011.